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Historical Items

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Item 40321

Painting of soldiers at fort, Portland, 1852

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1814 Location: Portland Media: oil on wood

Item 66463

Fort Popham, Phippsburg, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Boston Public Library Date: circa 1935 Location: Phippsburg Media: Linen texture postcard

Item 7542

St. Georges Fort plan, Phippsburg, 1607

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1607-11-07 Location: Phippsburg Media: Ink on linen

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Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109614

Plans of School House at Fort Fairfield, Fort Fairfield, ca. 1888

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1888 Location: Fort Fairfield Client: Town of Fort Fairfield Architect: George M. Coombs

Online Exhibits

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Popham Colony

George Popham and a group of fellow Englishmen arrived at the mouth of the Kennebec River, hoping to trade with Native Americans, find gold and other valuable minerals, and discover a Northwest passage. In 18 months, the fledgling colony was gone.


George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.


The British capture and occupation of Eastport 1814-1818

The War of 1812 ended in December 1814, but Eastport continued to be under British control for another four years. Eastport was the last American territory occupied by the British from the War of 1812 to be returned to the United States. Except for the brief capture of two Aleutian Islands in Alaska by the Japanese in World War II, it was the last time since 2018 that United States soil was occupied by a foreign government.

Site Pages

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Music in Maine - Longfellow Family Music

"Paine $250.00 in 1836 for the manufacture of a rosewood piano forte and an additional $8.25 for a music stool, equaling about $8,500 in 2024."

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Kennebec Proprietors Biographies

"… and most likely helped design and build Fort Western, Fort Halifax, and the Pownalborough Courthouse."

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Beyond Borders - Mapping Maine and the Northeast Boundary - Beyond Borders: A Wabanaki Perspective - Page 1 of 4

"Norridgewock Fort and Kennebec River, 1719Maine Historical Society Taken together, the Pejepscot and Kennebec Proprietors are delineated by the…"

My Maine Stories

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Margaret Moxa's Blanket Coat
by Jennifer Neptune

A contemporary artwork in memory of Penobscots murdered for scalp bounties.


A first encounter with Bath and its wonderful history
by John Decker

Visiting the Maine Maritime Museum as part of a conference


John Coyne from Waterville Enlists as a Railroad Man in WWI
by Mary D. Coyne

Description of conditions railroad men endured and family background on John Coyne.